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The 1960 debate was the first time the public could watch presidential hopefuls battle on television.
Seven space explorers, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, lost their lives in the 1986 space shuttle tragedy.
The actor, along with several other of the show's decision-makers, wanted the hit sitcom to capture the reality of war, even in a comedy.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll visited the White House in 1970 with one goal: to have Nixon grant him a federal narc badge.
The highly-anticipated May 1965 rematch between the heavyweight champions almost didn't happen.
Martin Scorsese's 1990 film about Hill and the mafia comes to a climax during the now-infamous Lufthansa Heist.
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The world watched as the "Rehab" singer lost control of her life, ending in her untimely passing at age 27.
Lyle and Erik Menendez cited emotional and physical abuse, among other reasons, for the gruesome 1989 killing of their mother and father.
The true-crime writer spent the last six years of her life chasing down the infamous California serial killer and rapist.
Thanks to a friend lending the royal his clothes, Diana was able to go incognito and have a carefree night out on the town.
The musician scribbled a bunch of words about breakfast foods in place of lyrics and months later, turned the tune into "Yesterday."